How many of you all ultimately found some benefit in the rigorous discipline expected of Scientology members? Other than the standard expected benefits of auditing, training, or even the "hope" of life improvement, wasn't there some
definite gain to be had from the strict adherence to discipline and ethics?
Just having a strict course schedule. Or having a dedicated staff making sure
you keep up your schedule and keep your nose clean. After all, if you are on course, you aren't out getting into trouble, wasting time, drinking, carousing or other activities that might bring you down. How much time have some of us wasted just floundering in life without a strong career direction, or with a lack or motivation to really work harder at work, school or relationships? Didn't Scientology help with that?
I know some might argue that there are many other methods of discipline and self discipline out there, but that is not the point. The point is the added bonus of having strong guildlines, schedules, etc. Then when on lines, you can't really take drugs. After doing a Purif, there is a strong motiviation to stay away from drugs. Recreational or otherwise.
Now I'm not talking about the abuse of ethics. Or lousy and unfair endless "justice" cycles. Just the day to day subtle pressure to keep going. To improve your life.
So the question is, how many of us were actually better off in some way due to the discipline and ethics of Scientology?